• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Mystery & Suspense
  • Directed By:
    Rod Lurie
    In Theaters:
    Sep 16, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 20, 2011
  • Sony Pictures/Screen Gems

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Straw Dogs Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

On the bright side, it's probably the only movie ever made to boast kickass tunes by the southern-rock triumvirate of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, and Blackfoot.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 2/5

February 15, 2013
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant

Straw Dogs does little more than rely on graphic violence as well as outdated stereotypes to keep the tension high.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 2/5

October 2, 2012
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered

The best that can be said about Straw Dogs is that it's watchable: and that's due to Alexander Skarsgard's stellar abs.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 2/10

September 22, 2012
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

In the history of remakes, this really isn't a bad one...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 7, 2012
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Comes off like its poster: a copycat that superficially looks the same but lacks in inspiration.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

April 6, 2012
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

There's nothing profound or mysterious about Straw Dogs. The performances are solid, but the movie is mostly forgettable.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 6/10

January 29, 2012
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

It doesn't even work as a thriller. And of course, like the 70s original, it just turns into an all-out blood bath at the end - which can't help but notch up the campiness.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 13, 2012
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

It was a different era, a different time in American culture. Sam Peckinpah's 1971 'Straw Dogs' arguably has become a classic. It was a controversial film when it was released because of its depiction of a sexual assault.

Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa) | Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2011
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine

Rod Lurie's film equals the original and surpasses it in many ways.

Full Review Source: OK! Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 14, 2011
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire

The hunting scenes and the brutal farm siege are solidly gripping, and Lurie doesn't shy away from David embracing his inner savage.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

December 8, 2011
Geoffrey Macnab
Uncut Magazine [UK]

Lurie makes the same point as Peckinpah, namely that, when survival is threatened, even the most civilised types have a primal capacity for violence. But, 40 years on, the shock factor has gone.

Full Review Source: Uncut Magazine [UK]

November 15, 2011
David Aldridge
Radio Times

This is one of those remakes that feels like the product of lazy thinking.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 9, 2011

Peckinpah's most problematic film gets an intriguing, if flawed, update from film critic-turned-director Rod Lurie.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

November 6, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Ultimately Lurie's film isn't in the same class as Peckinpah's flawed classic, but it's a respectable, respectful and rather good film.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 6, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Still not for the fainthearted, the new Straw Dogs again has something to say about the kind of mob rule seen 80 years ago in Frankenstein (1931). And much of it is not at all pleasant.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 4/5

November 4, 2011
Jamie Graham
Total Film

Rod Lurie's remake transposes the action from cloudy Cornwall to sticky Mississippi but keeps the meat of the story intact, along with the violence.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

November 4, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

While there's no real reason for this retread of Sam Peckinpah's controversial 1971 film, even Hollywood can't destroy such a decent story.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

November 3, 2011
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Lurie's film has nothing in its head beyond the desire to make money.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

November 3, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It isn't badly made, but what's the point of rebooting Straw Dogs, if the only object is to repackage it, and make it marginally less offensive?

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

November 3, 2011
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Rod Lurie has adapted with intelligence...

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

November 3, 2011
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